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On February 28, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court will
hear argument in Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University v.
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (No. 09-1159), a case that could have a
significant impact on university rights to the inventions of its faculty members
derived from federally funded research. An opinion should issue by June
2011. Panelists Tena Herlihy of MIT's Office of the General
Counsel and Peter Corless of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
LLP will discuss the history, facts, and implications of Stanford v.
Roche, as well as practical considerations for university counsel and tech
transfer officials, particularly with respect to university communications and
agreements with faculty regarding research and inventions.